About Erika

A 20 something part time student, full time worker and 24/7 day dreamer. Self confessed beauty junkie, loves music and binge watching youtube videos!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Hauuuull Matalan|Peacocks|WHSmith|Shoezone

Hello all!

Today I decided to spend some time with my mumma, I live with my boyfriend so I don't really get to spend as much time as I'd like with her. But seeing as I didn't have to work this bank holiday I thought I'd take advantage of it and drag her out to do a bit of ye old shopping! 

Originally I only intended to go out to get a new pair of shoes for work (my previous ones have gone to the shoe graveyard) but er I 'accidentally' bought a fair bit.

First we went to Matalan and after trying on endless pairs of shoes I went for these; 

They're black patent T-bar court shoes. I wanted something with decent heel because most of the trousers I wear to work are a bit long for me but as the walk from the bus stop to work takes about 15 minutes I didn't want them to kill my feet either. 
These really fit the bill for me, they are really comfortable and at £15 they're an absolute steal! 

While in Matalan I also picked up a sports bra/crop top (I'm attempting to get fit and I did some cardio yesterday ~ I soon realised the necessity of sport bras) and some knickers because..knickers.

We then popped into Tescos quick mostly just to use the toilets there but I also grabbed some coconut oil, making sure it was virgin and cold pressed.

This stuff is amazing! It has so many uses ~ I'll make sure to do a post on the various uses of coconut oil :) 

I picked up some bits in Home Bargains too
some snacks for work - I'm doing 10 hour shifts this week and reaaally not looking forward to it

 A couple of small cups
The Identity Thief, I've heard good things about this film and as it was only £3 I thought why not?

 AND THESE! OMG, does anyone else remember these?! I used to love these drinks when I was little and haven't seen any in donkeys. Me and my boyfriend couldn't wait to try them again! If you've never tried or heard of a SqueezeIt they're basically juice drinks in squeezy plastic bottles. I'm pretty sure they're full of sugar but they do taste good (aside from the slight hint of plastic xD) I got the apple and raspberry flavour because it used to be my favourite but they also do apple and blackcurrant and I think theres an orange/citrus flavour too.

We went into Peacocks and I found this hat.
I never thought I'd own a sun hat because I've never really liked the style but I tried it on and just fell in love. I'm sorry I haven't taken a picture of it on (I've just washed my hair and have no makeup on, aka not a pretty sight) but I will definitely post some outfit looks incorporating this!

And these gorgeous sunglasses 

 These babies were only £4 and I think they look a lot more expensive

I bought these sandals from ShoeZone just to go with some maxidresses of mine; again I'll make sure to post outfit shots!

My mum actually dragged me into WHSmiths to get a book, she's really into the Mo Hayder books at the mo and needed the next one in the series. I decided to get it for her because I don't really get the chance to spoil her and while I don't class buying one book for her as 'spoiling' but I know she appreciated it :) I got The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes for myself and the first Game of Thrones book for my boyfriend.

I've just finished reading Elizabeth is Missing which I loved and will post a review of it at some point! 

Today has been really lovely and I thought I'd just share what I bought with you guys. I spent more than I normally would today (and everyone was surprised that not a penny of it was on perfume; I have a serious perfume problem which I will tell you guys all about haha) 

Shoes http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/footwear/heels/s2588765/brogue-t-bar-court-shoes
Sports bra http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/sportswear/s2597980/sports-crop-top
Underwear http://www.matalan.co.uk/product/detail/s2569453/5-pack-mini-knickers
Coconut oil http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=280363406
Home Bargains:
Identity Thief http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/8697-identity-thief-dvd.aspx
Hat http://www.peacocks.co.uk/lds-floppy-chain-scarf-104494.html?___store=default
Sandals http://www.shoezone.com/Womens/Sandals/All/Womens-Soflites-Silver-Wedge-Sandal-19403
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes http://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the-last-days-of-rabbit-hayes/9780552773744
A Game of Thrones http://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/a-game-of-thrones-book-1-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-1/9780007448036

I couldn't find everything online but here are the links for everything I did find. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to read this! I hope you all have had a great Easter :D xx


  1. Wonderful pieces...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Hiya Nessa!
      Oh thank you so much :D
      Yeah definitely! Your blog looks amazing, I love your outfit posts xx

  2. Thank you so much for the follow and your lovely words.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I'm also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

  3. Identity Thief is an amazing film! Good purchase there. What is the coconut oil for? I've heard it works well on damaged hair? Xo

    1. Haha thanks I watched it the other night and loved it! I find its amazing for my hair but its also really nice in small amounts on my skin/nails as well and you can also use it for cooking :D xx

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  5. Just came across your wonderful blog and I'm really impressed! So lovely :)
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    1. Oh thank you so much :') I love your style! And absolutely :D xx